What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. ~ Albert Pine
After what seems like forever, I can finally say I’m on the mend. I’m up and around a little bit these days, but am still taking it easy (I’m scared to death of relapsing). I’m amazed at how out of shape I am after the past few weeks on the couch. Just running the vacuum cleaner is exhausting. The important thing is that I’m finally feeling human again and can imagine a day when I’ll be able to live a normal life. My PT is concerned about some pain that I am having so I go back to my doctor tomorrow for her opinion.
I have been knitting. The Pink Clouds socks are moving along and are ready for their heels:
I’ve also been knitting squares:
Please excuse the crappy color in this picture. I forgot to take pictures before the sun went down.
The squares were inspired by last Saturday’s Warm The World monthly meeting. We have a lot of scrap yarn in the warehouse, so June and July have been designated as the months of scraps. I brought home a bag full of scrap yarn so I can make squares.
Warm The World has a warehouse manager now and all I can say is ‘wow!!’. Our warehouse has been totally reorganized and it’s inspiring just to stand and look at all of the yarn and projects.
Here are the finished items (blankets, hats, scarves) that are ready to be delivered:
We have had the good fortune of receiving several large donations of yarn lately. Here is the wall of yarn (isn’t it pretty?):
The wool and wool blends:
The wall of pattern booklets and inspiring projects:
All of these blankets arrived on Saturday:
Here are 100 blankets in the back of Felicia‘s truck:
These blankets are going to be delivered to Fort Carson later this week. All babies born to deployed soldiers are going to receive a blanket. At this point, we have 400+ babies projected to be born this year. This first batch of 100 should give us a good start. We have more blankets at the warehouse that are reserved for soldiers’ babies.
Felicia and I are working on another project for Warm The World and we hope to be unveiling that within the next couple of weeks. To facilitate this project, I am teaching myself CSS. It’s not as tough as I expected, but I still have a long way to go.
The heat has returned to my corner of the world and I’m not enjoying it. However, it does make gorgeous clouds:
Since I’ve spent so much time on the couch, the dogs have been missing out on their usual napping spot. Kishka snagged some sleep time on the couch earlier today: